Montegrappa Calligraphy Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Please note: There are only a few of these pens left in stock and unfortunately the wood pen stands are broken. Most of them are a clean break on the part that holds the pen.
There is writing. And then there is calligraphy.
Calligraphy is the Soul of Writing.
To couple together the spiritual and visual elements of Arabic calligraphy, and to translate them into a pen design, Montegrappa turned to the Lebanese artist and designer, Katya Assouad Traboulsi. Her creativity marries the calligraphy and the Arabesque pattern, which are intricately bound together by history and culture.
Based in Dubai, Traboulsi was born in 1960. Since 1986, her work has been exhibited in Paris, Washington, Mexico City, New York, London, Kuwait, Algiers, Beirut, Dubai and other capitals. Traboulsi’s art has entered many private collections in Canada, France, Switzerland, the USA, England, Dubai, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Jordan and Lebanon. She has also published two books, Of Others (2011) and Generation War’ (2013).
Traboulsi’s design for the Calligraphy pen features an elegant arabesque medallion in silver as a cap top and an exquisite interplay of enamel arabesque patterns in mother-of-pearl white, red and green. The pen barrel is characterized by its Arabic calligraphy phrase, embossed on a silver or gold background. The phrase literally reads: “the pen transports culture”, and the symbolism of this phrase is that the pen has been the instrument of transmitting knowledge and culture through time and across generations.
Available as a fountain pen, with a wide range of nibs including oblique and stub versions preferred by calligraphers, the Calligraphy pens are made of bamboo black celluloid with sterling silver trim and is fitted with an 18K gold nib enhanced with a bicolor arabesque motif. Delivered in a hand-made wooden case devised to protect the pen, it also houses a hardback version of the special book, “Arabic Calligraphy: Worlds Made Precious”. The book is available in English or Arabic.
The Calligraphy pen is a limited edition of 328 pieces.